The UK- China CZO programme held its end of UK Phase 1 meeting in Ardoe House on the Outskirts of Aberdeen UK from 13th to 16th November 2018. This final workshop brought together research from our past 3 years of collaboration by 5 UK – China research consortia.
We have made great progress developing a better understanding of the ecosystem services of soil and water resources in keys sites across China: ranging from the complex and fragile Karst ecosystems of Guizhou; the highly eroded Loess Plateau; the peri-urban agricultural soils of Shanghai; to the unique red soils of the Sunjia Critical Zone Observatory near Yangling. The programme has linked these 5 projects closely, establishing a coherent research programme that interacts other UK, China and international research programmes and networks. Together the projects have carried out internationally-leading scientific research that also achieves ODA outcomes for soil and water resources in China.
This workshop presented the major findings of our research, with talks and posters led by early career researchers. By bringing the research together we considered future activities including science and innovation based projects between the UK, China and other countries. The research presented demonstrated the value of the CZO approach in delivering the science necessary to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
The report from the meeting can be downloaded here: NERC NSFC CZO programme Aberdeen Meeting Report
A few photos from the meeting are below: